Regional Category Manager, Professional Services Sourcing

  • Grab
  • Singapore
  • Sep 10, 2019
Finance Legal

Job Description

Get to know the Role:

  • Category Strategy Development
    • Assess opportunities, shape and develop category sourcing strategies and/or execute defined category strategies for Corporate (Consultants, Security, Legal) and HR (Contingent Labour) Services
    • Develop business case, cost/benefit analyses to support Optimisation/Efficiency opportunities.
    • Present complex category and commodity operational/financial data to stakeholders/executives
  • Stakeholder Management and Business Partnering
    • Collaborate with business stakeholders and seek proactive measures to improve agency/supplier performance through effective contracts, performance evaluation, and active mediation in resolution of issues
    • Build relationships with key business stakeholders in order to gather category requirements and specifications from departments, category, and subject matter experts
    • Partner effectively with business stakeholders in rationalizing the supply base and developing preferred roster of suppliers. Actively benchmark, negotiate costs and drive best in class SLAs
    • Partner effectively with legal teams in reviewing and approving contracts/agreements
  • Procurement Discipline Mastery
    • Champion procurement policies, processes and procedures in day-to-day work with strong sense of integrity.
    • Own the process for supplier management from sourcing, selection, evaluation, pricing, contract management, contract compliance and audit inquiries for Corporate & HR Services
    • Possess keen eye and attention to detail in drafting & reviewing commercial documents (RFPs, RFQs, RFIs, Contracts)
    • Analyze, implement and develop or follow thru cost savings initiatives; Knowledge in spend analysis, demand forecasting
    • Develop and deploy change management practices relating to assigned categories
  • Internally driven, externally inspired
    • Maintain strong awareness of the category thru investigation of new supply markets and assess capabilities



The must haves:

  • Ability to work independently, take initiative, and possess strong prioritization skills to manage multiple projects simultaneously;
  • Strong team player and able to lead or participate on cross functional teams
  • Ability to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization, and professionally with external partners;
  • Ability to quickly adapt to changing priorities and work effectively under pressure.
  • Team player with clear focus on delivering
  • Degree in any Supply Chain, Business Management or any relevant study.
  • Prior procurement experience in leading or managing within Corporate and Professional Services categories
  • Prior experience in working with cross-functional teams, and possess cross cultural competency